Sorry if I seem surprised, but I almost forgot I had a blog! I've been bounding from my sewing machine to my glue pot to my Kindle with just enough time to watch "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" to take the edge off after the evening news.
But I have results to show you!
I've been working on this for a few weeks, among other things. I don't know if I should call it a kimonic or a tunono. Thoughts?
This is a Marketplace of India jacket, previously seen in the photo below from my old blog, and a couple of months ago here.
I took off the neck placket and added this beautiful fabric that came from a too-small thrifted top. I added a snap on the inside (and do you think I could get it on the right way around when I sewed it on? Ha!). On the outer edge I added a button, formerly black but colored with red nail polish.
The fabric at the bottom came from this skirt, also pictured on my old blog...
...which I shortened. The scrap was the perfect length and width!
|Ooops, I still have some blue chalk marking the middle.|
The ribbon needs some remedial work. I used fabric glue to try to reduce my time with a needle and thread – again, ha! It's not holding. I had to staple it at work so it wouldn't fall off. So I'll be sewing it on later – a stitch in time saves wasted glue.
I had a few crocheted flowers that I added to mask seams, and I might add some embroidery eventually, and maybe another layer on the bottom if I find the right fabric. It's a work in progress.
I know it sounds like I'm a genius. Ah, dear reader, I'm not. I had many fierce contretemps with the sewing machine when it would knot itself up in a big hissy fit, and each time it was user error. I now keep the manual nearby, which is, to me, the height of humility.
The black trousers are Lee, and the old black sandals are Docs.
Yes, I do have a week of new clothes ahead – either new to me or newly altered – but you'll have to be patient.
Oh, okay, maybe just a little teaser because it matches the color scheme today.
|from St. Vinnie's thrift store|
A little late, but I'm linking up with Creative Mondays.